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Review of Systems (ROS)
The ROS is a detailed, systematic, and complete review of a patient's symptoms, both past and present, not elicited in the present illness. The ROS may also detect other symptoms related to the present illness and is usually organized on an anatomical basis. If a symptom discovered during a ROS seems related to the present illness, it may be included in the HPI as a pertinent positive or negative.

Fever, night sweats, weight loss
Lymphadenopathy, ecchymoses, fatigue

Rash, New/growing/changing skin lesions

Vision change, eye pain
Rhinorrhea, sinus pain, epistaxis

dysphagia, odynophagia, globus sensation
Change in hearing, tinnitus, vertigo, otalgia
Dental problems, oral ulcers or lesions

Weight change, heat or cold intolerance, tremor, insomnia, neck pain or swelling
Polyuria, polydypsia, polyphagia
Abnormal hair growth, change in nails

Chest pain, palpitations, syncope
Edema, cyanosis, claudication
Orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

Shortness of breath, dyspnea with exertion
Cough, hemoptysis, wheezing, chest pain

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, melena, hematochezia
Change in appetite, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits or stools

Dysuria, frequency, urgency
Urinary incontinence, hematuria, foamy urine, nocturia
Change in libido, erectile dysfunction
Change in menses, dysmenorrhea, dyspaerunia, pelvic pain

Joint swelling or pain, muscle pain, back pain

Headache, scotoma
Change in smell or taste, change in facial muscles
Muscle weakness, paresthesias, anesthesia
Ataxia, change in speech

Depression, anxiety, hallucinations, mania, suicidal/homicidal thoughts
Binging, purging


Author(s): Sarah Rosenberg-Scott
Created: Thursday April 17, 2014
Modified: Friday April 18, 2014

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